BALID EC members meet with VC, IUT

Ahasan, Dhaka, 31 March 2019

A three members team lead by Ms Hazera Rahman, Chairman, BALID and Librarian, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology, Dr Md Mostafizur Rahman, Member, BALID and Chairman, Department of Information Management and Library Science, Royal University Dhaka and Md. Ahasan Habib, Finance Secretary, BALID and Assistant Librarian, Islamic University of Technology met with Dr Omar Jah, Vice-Chancellor of Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Prof. Dr Anayet Ullah Patwari, Head, HEASP, IUT, Mr Mebasa Omar, Registrar, IUT, Mr Md. Golam Salek, Chief of Establishment, IUT on 21 March 2019.

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International book fair Dhaka this year: Minister

Ahasan, Dhaka, 30 March 2019

Dhaka, Mar 20 (UNB) – State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khaled on Wednesday said an international book fair will be held in the city at the end of the year.

He disclosed the information at the annual general meeting of Bangladesh Publishers and Booksellers Association (BAPUS) held at the city’s Engineers Institution Auditorium.

“This year’s Amar Ekushey book fair has been relatively better than the other times. In order to make this book fair more beautiful and attractive in the future, all efforts will be taken from the ministry. Besides, an international book fair will be held in Dhaka at the end of this year. That is why efforts are being made to provide necessary funds from the ministry,” he said.

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Prize and Certificate award ceremony held at Chapai Nawabganj Public Library

Ahasan, Dhaka, 30 March 2019

Chapai Nawabganj District government public library organized a prize and certificate award ceremony on 20 March 2019 at its hall room. Among the award presenters were Deputy Director, Islamic Foundation, Chapai Nawabganj, Mr Md. Abul Kalam; Lecturer, Government Technical School and College, Chapai Nawabganj, Dr Md. Imdadul Haq Mamun who expressed their gratitude to the winners and congratulated the tremendous success. The ceremony was conducted by Mr Md. Masud Rana, Librarian, District Government Public Library, Chapai Nawabganj.

The celebration was arranged to acknowledge and celebrate the different national day of Bangladesh. Mr Md. Masud Rana delivered the vote of thanks and finally, the prize and awarding ceremony concluded.

Doa Mahfil for Late ADM Ali Ahammed held

Ahasan Dhaka, 24 March 2019

A doa mahfil and commemorative meeting in memory of deceased ADM Ali Ahammed, Vice President of Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB) and Component Lead, Libraries Unlimited Project of British Council, Dhaka was held on 14 March at VIP Seminar Room of Central  Public Library, Shahbag, Dhaka.

Prof. Dr SM Mannan, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Mr Asish Kumar Sarker, Director General, Department of Public Libraries, Mr Syed Ali Akbar, President LAB spoke on the occasion among others.

The event was organized by the LAB. Dr Md. Anwarul Islam, Secretary General of LAB gave the vote for thanks to the professionals for attending the program.

Bishwa Sahitya Kendra started books distribution in Khulna region

Ahasan, Dhaka, 24 March 2019

Bishwa Sahitya Kendra has expanded its country-wide excellence program to Khulna region this year. The excellence program was started on March 20, 2019, through the distribution of books among the students of St. Josephs High School in Khulna City. The program was organized by BKash, the country’s leading mobile financial services provider. A good number of students participated in the event.

Mr Humayun Kabir Tutul, a first Bangladeshi delegate who attends ALIA Information Online 2019!

Ahasan, Dhaka 24 March 2019

Mr SM Humayun Kabir Tutul, Assistant Librarian, National Health Library and Documentation Centre, Dhaka Organizing Secretary, Medical Library Association of Bangladesh (MedLAB) attended the ALIA Information Online 2019 Conference, Australia.

The conference took place on Mon 11 February to Fri 15 February 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia.

Mr Tutul is the first Bangladeshi delegate who gets this opportunity to participate in this ALIA Information Online conference. ALIA Information Online Conference is the biggest event in an information professional’s calendar in Australia. The conference has been held since 1990 and attracts over one thousand influential professionals from all sectors of the library industry. The conference program has a multi-sector focus and provides a unique opportunity for organisations to promote and showcase their products and services to a targeted and influential delegate group. Information Online gives access to key library and information service professionals from Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, and beyond.

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Bangladeshi library professionals attend the International conference on IndoKoha in India

Ahasan, Dhaka, 23 March 2019

A group of Library professionals attended the International conference on IndoKoha in India. The conference was held on 23 to 24 February 2019 at Vivekananda Sabhagriha, Belur Math, Kolkata, India. The conference was jointly organized by Bengal Library Association & Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira.

Some of the major objectives of the Conference were:

  • To create an awareness of the benefits of using Open Source Software
  • To popularize Koha as an Integrated Library Management System
  • To exchange information, knowledge and experience in using Koha for Library management
  • To bring together Koha Developers in Indian Subcontinent to share their expertise
  • To act as a common platform regarding any issue on Koha

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Study visit in India: Libraries Unlimited Project creates learning opportunities for LIS professionals

Ahasan, Dhaka, 23 March 2019

An eleven member’s library professional team from the different district government public libraries recently successfully completed a study visit in India.

A six-day study tour was started on 10 March and ended on 16 March 2019. This tour was sponsored and patronized by of Libraries Unlimited project. During the tour, the participants visited several libraries including the National Library of India, the State Central Library of West Bengal, Bishovaroti Central Library, Bangladesh Bhawan, British Council Library, Uttar Chobbis Porgana District Government Public Library, Barasat Town Library, Asiatic Society and Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Kolkata. During the visit, both of the country professionals participated in several discussion sessions, seminar and shared their ideas to develop the library services.

The participants reported that the tour was a successful experience comes with many benefits — both professionally and personally. The experiences they received will build lasting relationships with individuals and international colleagues in other countries as well.

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Public Library campaign to create around 5 lakh new users in Govt Public Libraries

Ahasan, Dhaka, 23 March 2019

The British Council’s Libraries Unlimited Programme and the Department of Public Libraries have formally inaugurated their year-long Public Library Campaign- “Cholo Gronthagare Cholo, Dekhi Somvabonar Alo” on Tuesday at the Sufia Kamal Conference Room of the National Public Library, Dhaka.
Including the national level print and electronic media, Ashish Kumar Sarker, the Director General of the Department of Public Libraries and Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs was present as the chief guest, Ms Barbara Wickham, Country Director, British Council Bangladesh and Abdullah Harun Pasha, Director, Department of Public Libraries and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs was present as the Guest of Honours. Mr A. J. M. Abdullahel Baki, Director, Department of Public Libraries and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs presided over the event.

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Good news! When a library professional become a member of the Dhaka Bar Association!

Biswanath Bhattacharjee, Library In-charge, Sir John Wilson School, Dhaka

Biswanath Bhattacharjee, Library In-charge of Sir John Wilson School, United City, Satarkul, Dhaka, has recently been qualified in the Bangladesh Bar Council examinations and become a member of the Dhaka Bar Association.

His first research article entitled “To Search for an Effective Model of Constitutional Court for Bangladesh: An Analysis” has recently been published in the University Journal of UITS (the University of Information Technology and Sciences).

After receiving his B.A.(Hons) and M.A. degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Dhaka in 2000, he obtained his second master’s degree in English from the Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology in the year of 2009. Later he obtained LL.B. & LL.M. from the UITS respectively in 2014 & 2016.

“Here, I would like to take the opportunity to regret to the Almighty God and all my well-wishers/concerns those who have helped me from various corners to achieve these qualifications. I request you all to please keep me in your prayers.”- Biswanath Bhattacharjee

The Librarian Times congratulates BN Bhattacharjee on his Bangladesh Bar Council membership and multi-talent activities.

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